Hawaii contains five schools that offer travel and tourism programs. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in HI, has a total student population of 20,435 and is the 282nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 travel and tourism schools in Hawaii, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Travel Institute of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($17,270/yr), with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,425/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Hawaii schools who go on to become travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,990 people working as travel agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Also, Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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